James Baker Collection, 888 THL

Scope and Content: This collection is comprised of an account book kept by James Carr Baker from his law practice in Winchester, VA, USA. The account book lists his clients by name along with their accounts for the legal services Baker provided. Also included are Memoirs of Susan E. Baker and James Carr Baker upon their deaths.

(1 box) Last updated 10/03.

Biographical/Historical: James Carr Baker was born in 1811. He lived on Greenwood farm, Opequon, VA with his wife, Susan E. Glass, and their four children. He had a law practice in Winchester, VA and was a member of the Winchester Bar Association. He was also a writer and church elder at Kent Street Presbyterian Church in Winchester. Baker died in 1888.

Cite As: James Baker Collection, 888 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Account book, 1845-1883, belonging to James Carr Baker, (1811-1889), a lawyer in Winchester, 28 pages, manuscript; includes Diary of Thomas K. Cartmell, recording climate and incidents, January 1 to September 25, 1881, 21 pages, manuscript; typescript of diary located in Thomas K. Cartmell Collection

*"Memoir of Susan E. Baker" (wife of James Carr Baker), July 10, 1885, 1 item, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

*"Memoir of James Carr Baker, Sr.," Feb. 6, 1889, 1 item, 3 leaves, printed (photocopy)

*Permission to reproduce and/or publish must be obtained from the Presbyterian Historical Society, P.O. Box 849, Montreat, NC 28757.